Six Reasons We Have to Carry Our Crosses

"If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" (Matthew 16:24). When Jesus uses the word “cross” he is referring to suffering as an “instrument of salvation.” This makes sense in reference to his suffering and death but many Christians wonder, isn’t what Jesus did enough? Why do we have to carry our crosses? Of course, what Jesus did was "enough." That is not the right question. Rather, it should be: "Exactly what was it enough for?" It was enough to not only save us from hell - eternal death & suffering - but also to provide us with the ability (grace) to do what He did in the midst of the sufferings and hardships of this life; to love the w

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